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Beginning in the late nineteenth century, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company smelted copper near the town of Anaconda, Montana. Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Montana Second Judicial District Court at 517. Over time, smelting operations created large levels...

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According to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in the Communications Act of 1996, Congress balanced the power of local governments to regulate their local land with the goal of allowing telecommunications technologies to develop. See City of...

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On August 17, 2004, Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC (“Cuozzo”) was issued U.S. Patent No. 6,778,074 (“074 patent”), “Speed Limit Indicator and Method for Displaying Speed and the Relevant Speed Limit.” See Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee (In re...

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The Clean Water Act (“CWA”) prohibits the discharge of pollutants from a point source into the navigable waters of the United States without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permit. The Act defines a “point source” as “any...

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In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) introduced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. See Regents of the Univ. of Cal. v. DHS at 21. DACA allows noncitizens to apply for two-year renewable periods of deferred...

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In 1970, Congress adopted the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970 (“RPSA”), which was intended to aid in maintaining a national passenger railway system. See Assoc. of Am. Railroads v. United States Dept. of Transp., 721 F.3d 666, 668 (D.C. Cir. 2013)....

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Juan Esquivel-Quintana entered the United States from Mexico in 2000 under an immigrant visa and then became a lawful permanent resident. See Esquivel-Quintana v. Lynch, No. 15-3101 at 2 (6th Cir. 2016). When Esquivel-Quintana was twenty years old, he...

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The Federal Trade Commission is an independent federal agency established by Congress. The FTC is led by five appointed commissioners, and is separated into two different bureaus: the bureau of consumer protection, which focuses on consumer fraud and...

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Lois Davis (“Davis”), an information technology supervisor employed by Fort Bend County (“Fort Bend”), reported to the human resources office that the information technology director (“director”) sexually harassed her. Davis v. Fort Bend County, Texas...

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The notorious financial accounting scandals involving Enron and Worldcom demonstrated the inadequacies of the self-regulatory reporting requirements governing many public companies. See Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting, 537 F.3d 667,...

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